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About Our Practice

Insight Counseling and Wellness believes that quality mental health care starts with a connection.  We want to connect with you and find out what makes a good therapist for you .  What are your treatment goals? What times fit your schedule?  What qualities are you looking for in a therapist? 

Welcome to Our Safe Place

It’s important for us to meet you at your starting point. It’s important for us to listen to you, to listen to your needs, to listen to your wants. Although we are located in an office building, we pride ourselves in creating a safe, warm environment to make you feel comfortable and at ease. 

From your front door welcome to your post-appointment call, email or text, we know that you have taken the first step in healing yourself and need to be reassured that you’re taking those subsequent steps in the best possible place with the best possible team; that’s our responsibility and we take it seriously. 

Meet Our Team of

Mental Health Care Professionals

Therapists at Insight Counseling and Wellness each have their own unique approach and specialties. Building rapport with your therapist is crucial, feel free to contact us to help you determine who will meet your needs and be the best fit. We work closely to ensure you’re receiving the best services and support necessary to continue moving forward on your journey. 

Kiley Ritt, Insight Counseling Licensed Counselor Mentor, Ohio

Kiley Ritt, LPC

Kiley is a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience in both community mental health and private practice.

He enjoys working with adults, teens, and couples. However, his core areas of focus are men’s issues, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, stress management, self-esteem, addictive behaviors, trauma, and personality disorders.

He believes in developing a therapeutic relationship with his clients, one in centered in mutual respect, trust, and honesty. His therapy style involves a mix of Cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, acceptance and commitment therapy, along with other techniques as appropriate.

Kiley understands that the therapeutic process takes time and likes to move at the pace, most comfortable with his clients. His favorite part of the process is hearing, understanding, and helping you work through your story and the next chapters of your life.

Kiley received his undergraduate degree from Lake Erie College in Psychology and Social Sciences and a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from John Carroll University.

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Jennifer Joseph, LSW

Jennifer is a licensed clinical therapist with experience in community mental health and private practice. She works with a wide range of individuals, from teenagers, retirees, couples, and families.

She has trained extensively and maintains a practice with a specialization as a certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy practitioner. This specialization lends itself well to her core areas of focus; trauma, PTSD, abuse, depression, anxiety, OCD, low self-esteem, life adjustment issues, and more.

EMDR is a proven technique to effectively treat a variety of issues, such as trauma and PTSD, anxiety and panic disorders, depression, obsessive-compulsive thoughts and behaviors, phobias, eating disorders, substance abuse, and more. As opposed to traditional talk therapy, EMDR does not require discussing a problematic issue or experience in depth. It focuses on emotions, body sensations, behaviors, and thoughts to naturally heal the brain.

In addition to EMDR, Jennifer utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, elements of dialectical behavioral therapy, and parts-work in her approach. She has a high degree of empathy and strives to foster trust so that clients feel safe to experience emotions during sessions.

Jennifer holds a Master of Social Work from Cleveland State University, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Youngstown State University, is a trained yoga instructor and a certified nutritional health coach. She is available for in-person or virtual appointments.

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Hina Ansari, LPC

Hina is a licensed professional counselor, an EMDR trained therapist, and a telebehavioral health practitioner.

Her area of focus is trauma, depression, sexual abuse, anxiety, PTSD, and social anxiety. She uses EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral therapy.

Additionally, she incorporates mindfulness techniques, including visualization and positive psychology, to help her clients. Hina has a person-centered approach to counseling.

When she started working in this field, she realized that most of her clients had suffered some form of trauma in their lives that was keeping them stuck. Hina trained to be a counselor because she genuinely wanted to help people overcome their past.

Since COVID-19, she has been offering remote EMDR and is amazed at the results. EMDR changes lives. Her clients often report better relationships and more fulfilled lives.

“Let me help you overcome your traumas through EMDR therapy. I love helping people. I believe that people have limitless potential for personal growth. I feel fortunate to be in the helping profession to witness people grow.”

Hina is offering virtual appointments only through a safe and secure portal.

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Kristina Fryson, LSW

Kristina is a licensed social worker and a certified Instinctual Trauma Response (ITR) therapist. 

She has experience working with children, teenagers, adults, and families in community health, non-profit agencies, and private practice settings. Her primary clinical focus and passion have been working with individuals with post-traumatic stress disorders. 

If you struggle with nightmares or flashbacks and have feelings of abandonment, rejection, and grief, you may be “stuck” in your trauma. The Instinctual Trauma Response Method of treatment incorporates the principles of art therapy and narrative therapy. The goal of treatment is to move traumas from the right side of the brain to the left, which allows the trauma to be stored as past events. 

Following treatment, clients have reported feelings of relief, clarity, hope, and an overall decrease in symptoms. Kristina also has a particular interest and experience working with families dealing with multiracial adoptions and helping underrepresented clients deal with societal issues that often cause depression and anxiety. 

Her approach is strength-based and client-centered, and by utilizing methods from the Internal Family Systems approach (IFS), she creates a calm environment to help people connect with themselves on a deeper level and manage symptoms causing disruptions to daily life.

Kristina is offering virtual appointments only through a safe and secure portal.

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Kayla Salomone, LSW

Kayla is a licensed clinical therapist. Kayla’s ability to relate evidence-based approaches has allowed clients the chance to feel connected and supported. Whether you are feeling overwhelmed, discouraged, or uncertain, she will teach you the skills to manage the challenges life inevitably throws your way.

While most of Kayla’s experience is drawn from working with young people, she has the drive and ability to connect and work with people of all ages. From working with at-risk youth to caring for those in hospice, Kayla’s passion has always been to meet the clients’ needs and connect people to what is important to them.

Kayla received her Masters in Social Work from The University of Akron and continuously works towards furthering her knowledge to provide her clients with the best resolutions.

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Katherine Hill, LPCC

Katharine is an independently licensed clinical therapist who specializes in working with children, adolescents and young adults struggling with anxiety, depression, life stress, ADHD, ODD, and trauma.

Katharine supports client self-expression and exploration. She encourages and facilitates self-awareness and healing in those that she works with and their families.

She has extensive experience working with elementary-aged children and teens as well as parents and family systems.

Her experience as a therapist in a residential setting working with teenage and high school aged children with severe emotional and behavioral diagnoses, has given her the tools to help them find their way.

She utilizes both CBT and DBT in her practice and has a trauma-informed background. Katharine also utilizes aspects of art therapy regularly.

Anastasia Musko, LPC

 Anastasia is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist with experience in community mental health and private practice.

She believes the therapeutic process is enhanced through trust and feelings of safety. Her therapeutic technique often involves a mix of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and other approaches. 

However, she recognizes no therapeutic technique is complete without the full consideration of the systems we take part in (i.e., interpersonal relationships, work, etc.).

 As a result, Anastasia values the time it takes to get to know each person independently to understand better your life experiences and how it has shaped you into the person you are today.

 Anastasia enjoys working with teens, adults, couples, and families in the following areas; mood disorders, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, stress management, self-esteem, LGBTQIA+, addictive behaviors, trauma, and personality disorders. 

Anastasia received her undergraduate degree from John Carroll University in Sociology and Philosophy and a Master’s in Counseling and Art Therapy from Ursuline College.

Nancy DiStefano, LISW

Nancy is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with over 30 years of experience. Her passion is helping people get to where they want to be.

Nancy has worked with both the mental health and addiction fields and has provided therapy for individual adults, couples, families, children, and adolescents. She has expertise in depression, mood disorders, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, relationships, intimacy-related issues, family conflicts, trauma, addiction, grief, anger management, and self-esteem.  

Nancy takes a client-centered approach utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, and exposure therapy.  She will help you overcome obstacles and reach your full potential by providing a non-judgmental solution-focused approach.  She will listen and provide a safe place to resolve resolution by coping and regaining the control necessary to help develop calm and peace. This is the first step to feeling better.  

“I will begin where you are and help you get to where you want to be. My purpose is to help you reach your goals, live a happier and more peaceful life.”

Carly Crislip, LPC

Carly is a Licensed Professional Counselor with ongoing training as an art therapist. She incorporates traditional talk therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy with art therapy interventions. Carly has found art therapy to be a great tool that encourages relaxation, emotional expression, and processing in areas of the brain that can’t be accessed by talk therapy.

She also has a special interest in helping youth and adults with histories of trauma to find healing.  With a history in working in community mental health and school-based settings, she has experience with all ages including school-aged children, teens, and adults.  She has an extensive background in treating behavioral concerns, adjustment to life changes, PTSD, complex trauma, Autism Spectrum, mood disorders, and ADHD.

Jessica Wyant, LPCC

Jessica is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with experience working with teens and adults providing mental health counseling.

Her areas of expertise focus on trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, relationships, and career counseling.

She is formally trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.

Jessica also utilizes cognitive-behavioral strategies and mindfulness techniques to help alleviate symptoms.

Rachel Tramonte, LISW

Rachel Tramonte is an independently licensed clinical therapist, working with individuals and families. She specializes in teen and early adult development, depression, anxiety, environmental psychology, ADHD, addiction, and eating disorders. 

Rachel has been practicing as a therapist for over 10 years and sees psychotherapy as a creative and collaborative endeavor. In our work together I will likely draw from a variety of different approaches including CBT, ACT as well as relational and narrative therapy. Rachel is also interested in somatic work and ways her clients can strengthen their mind-body connection. 

Your work together will be geared toward using what will work to help you meet your individual needs and goals. Rachel received her Masters in Clinical Social Work from Boston College.

She has a Masters in Psychology from Boston University and a Master’s in English and Creative Writing. When she is not providing psychotherapy she is either teaching Pilates or writing.

Candice Goykhberg, LPC

Candice is a licensed professional counselor that specializes in working with adults in the areas of addiction (drug & alcohol), depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, adjusting to life changes, stress management, anger management, and low self-esteem.

She uses a variety of therapeutic techniques depending on what’s right for you in a safe space that will assist you in reaching whole-person wellness.

Jackie Garn, LSW

 

Jackie is a licensed clinical therapist with a strong background in mental health counseling working with depression, anxiety, traumas, and eating disorders.

Her expertise is in perinatal mental health, including mental health during conception, pregnancy, miscarriage or loss, birth, and postpartum. Jackie has also worked extensively with women who struggle with body image and disordered eating. 

She encompasses a holistic approach and draws heavily on the mind-body-spirit connection, which allows for a greater understanding that there is a connection in which emotional, mental, social, spiritual, and behavioral factors can directly affect health.

Jackie uses modalities such as EMDR, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and mind-body therapies such as guided imagery and breathwork. 

She’ss earned her Master’s of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Mind-Body Medicine from Saybrook University.

Jacqueline Lockett, LSW

 

Jacqueline is a licensed clinical therapist with experience in mental health counseling working with children, teens, adults and families. Jacqueline draws from her experience in treatment foster care, community and school-based settings with a special interest in at-risk youth in the juvenile justice system.

She has an extensive background in treating behavioral concerns, complex trauma, depression, Borderline Personality Disorder, PTSD with an emphasis on brain development and attachment.  Jacqueline is certified in Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI) – a verbal strategy intervention for managing youth in crisis in various domains.

She incorporates Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT),  Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT),  Motivational Interviewing, Family Emotional Systems Theory, Narrative and Psychodynamic theoretical perspectives to enhance relationships and emotional well-being.

Insight Counseling and Wellness is Now in Berea, Ohio

We’re excited to offer the same client-focused service that has made us a premier destination for those seeking a better self to our newest location in Berea, Ohio. 

Our Berea, Ohio Therapist Team is Ready to Serve You and meet Your Needs Today!

Gabrielle Leon, LSW

 

Gabrielle works with children, adolescents, and adults. Her areas of focus include anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life stress, and trauma. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and other approaches.

She believes each person is unique and deserving of an individualized approach in treatment. Using complementary therapeutic approaches, she enables clients to uncover their own strengths to overcome life challenges. Using empathy and warmth, Gabrielle will meet you where you are and help you get to where you want to be.

Gabrielle received her Bachelor of Science degree from John Carroll University and her Master of Social Work degree from Cleveland State University. She is available for in-person and virtual appointments.

 

Anna Martonchik, LSW

Anna is a licensed clinical therapist, who has experience working with children, teenagers, and their families. She specializes in working with individuals who are seeking support with their anxiety, social skills, self-esteem, depression, and various adjustments.

She has experience working in the community with non-profit agencies, and has passion for working with individuals with disabilities. With her experience in the community, she recognizes the importance of meeting individuals where they are at, and has the ability to develop strong therapeutic relationships with her clients. This allows her to create an environment that best meets their individual needs.

Anna finds value in incorporating mindfulness techniques throughout her treatment process, and enjoys coaching others on how they can incorporate those practices into their daily routines.

Anna holds a Master of Social Work degree from Cleveland State University, and is committed to furthering her knowledge to best serve her clients.  

Kara Baird, LPC

 

Kara is a Licensed Professional Counselor who effectively works with individuals, couples, and families in crisis.

She acts as a sympathetic guide and advocates to help you navigate through complex and stressful situations. She actively listens and builds trust to help resolve personal issues and achieve life goals.

Kara enjoys working with clients ages 19-65+.  Life can be difficult and overwhelming.  However, when a person realizes the strength they possess and their ability to affect change in their lives, there is an empowerment and freedom birthed from within.  The result has the confidence to manage various stressors that are experienced throughout life effectively.

Karta obtained her Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling from Drake University.  I have my LICDC and LPC in the state of Ohio.

Maria Motta, LPC

Maria is a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience in both community mental health and private practice working with teens and adults.

She has an extensive background in treating behavioral concerns, trauma, anxiety, depression, life adjustment issues, Personality Disorders, and Eating Disorders.

Maria encourages clients’ self-awareness and emotion exploration in a safe and empathetic relationship. She believes our thoughts and actions are connected to life events, including our childhood experiences.

Her experience as a therapist in hospitals and in a residential setting has given her the tools to support clients in their individual goals and needs. She listens to her clients carefully and uses a variety of therapeutic techniques to better assist their uniqueness.

Maria received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from John Carroll University. She speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese. She is available for in-person or virtual appointments.

Nicole Russo, LSW

If you feel overwhelmed, have a lack of connection among your peers, an increased level of anxiety, or suicidal thoughts related to the ongoing Pandemic or not, Nicole could help!
 
She is a licensed social worker using existential, humanistic, psychodynamic principles to work on relationships with the self and those around you.
 
Whether spirituality is your style or not, the existential framework can provide insight into the meaning of life and the journey to self-fulfillment.
 
She uses techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, client-centered therapy, solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness techniques to help clients with whatever struggles they may have.
 
As a licensed clinical social worker, she can assist adults 18+ dealing with self-esteem, relationships, boundaries, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, coping skills, and a multitude of other potential problems.
 
She is available for virtual sessions, and her availability is flexible. She graduated from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology, minoring in Sociology and English, obtaining her Master’s of Science in Social Administration through the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University.

Brayden Crider, LPC

Brayden is a Licensed Professional Counselor with his primary experience in community mental health.

He enjoys working with teens, young adults, and older adults. Brayden’s experience is with but not limited to mood disorders, anxiety, depression, stress management, severe mental illness, addiction, LGBTQ+ issues, and personality disorders.

He believes therapy is centered on mutual respect, trust, and honesty. His therapy techniques are used on the individual and tailored to each client. He has experience using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Humanistic counseling. Brayden prides himself on walking alongside his clients and meeting them where they are. He understands that everyone is unique and at a different stage of change. 

In his spare time, Brayden loves anything nature, backpacking, hiking, camping, or hanging out with his two huskies, Zoee and Jozie. 

Brayden is currently offering virtual appointments only through a safe and secure portal.

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Same Day Appointments

Sometimes, you just know that you need to talk or see someone today. Whether it's your schedule or something else, we get it, and we're here to help.

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Insurance Accepted

Not only do we accept most insurance companies, but we can also help you navigate your insurance claims or create a variety of self-pay options.

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Multiple Life Stage Services

From 6-100+ years of age, our skilled and experienced mental health professionals can help you navigate any life experience.

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Experienced Mental Health Practitioners

With over 100 years of mental health service in our practice, you can be sure that our team can provide you with tested, proven advice to help guide you through any difficulty.

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Evenings and Weekend Appointments

We know your busy, that's why we don't try to force a 9a-5p schedule on you. We work with each patient to find the time that works best for you.

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OUR MISSION

 

Our mission at Insight Counseling and Wellness is to help you be your best self, to have healthy relationships with those you love, and to simply have good days.  Our therapists can help you to improve your wellness and mental health, to gain hope again and live the life you want

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